Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Things That Fall From Books #17: Poignant Poems

Miss M G Meugens wrote slightly sentimental poetry about the Great War and is published in magazines and newspapers of the time and remembered in a couple of anthologies. The fact that this isn't great poetry is immaterial, for here, tucked inside an otherwise unrelated book is a small piece of mourning notepaper on which someone has been moved to copy out, possibly from it's original appearance in Country Life, a poem about Gallipoli in 1916. One can only wonder at the tragic connection between the copyist, the battle, the poem and the paper...

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